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Dr Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai

Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai

Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori

Qualifications: BA, MA (Hons), PhD University of Waikato

Iwi: Te Rarawa, Waikato

About Sarah-Jane

Dr Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor Māori at the University of Waikato. Prior to taking up this appointment in April 2017, Sarah-Jane spent 7 years as the inaugural academic director for the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development.

Dr Tiakiwai has a strong background in and passion for iwi education and development, and was the first recipient of the post settlement Waikato Raupatu doctoral scholarship offered by Waikato- Tainui. Her PhD focused on Māori student success in higher education. Sarah-Jane has worked in the wānanga and university sectors, holding a range of research, teaching and senior administrative and management positions as well as running her own company. She has worked extensively in growing the capability and capacity of Māori and kaupapa Māori researchers, and creating opportunities for Māori students to engage in and contribute to iwi development and Māori business nationally and internationally.

Recent Publications

  • Kilgour, J. T., Tiakiwai, S. -J., McRae, O. K., Aporosa, A., Whetu, A., & Jenkins, A. (2015). He Whakaoranga Kia Puta Kia Ora (prepared for Health Research Council of New Zealand). Hopuhopu: Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development.

  • Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Baker, V., Hepi, M., Hudson, M., Mika, C., & Tiakiwai, S. J. (2008). The future of Rongoä Mäori: Wellbeing and Sustainability: A Summary. Wellington, NZ: Environmental Science and Research Ltd.

  • Ahuriri-Driscoll, A., Baker, V., Hepi, M., Hudson, M., Mika, C., & Tiakiwai, S. J. (2008). The future of Rongoä Mäori: Wellbeing and Sustainability. Wellington, NZ: Environmental Science and Research Ltd.

  • Keown, P. A., Parker, L. M., & Tiakiwai, S. J. (2005). Values in the New Zealand Curriculum. A final report on values in the New Zealand Curriculum. University of Waikato.

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Contact Details

Email: sarah-jane.tiakiwai@waikato.ac.nz
Room: B.1.07
Phone: 07 837 9552
Cellphone: 021 223 7081